This is a collection of photographs taken at various times during 21 Course's time at Laverton
Thanks to Ron Clark and Geoff Mayhew for providing these photographs
For 2 years we went to the RMIT as
full time students
Here is a group of Apprentices eagerly boarding one of the luxury buses to take us to RMIT
RMIT classes weren't always this much fun
Paul Appleby and Pat Hall discuss the complexities of a modern oscilloscope. Who was the Instructor?
At lunch time we went to the "PX" for lunch. This provided an opportunity to do "other things " in the city like visit shops and meet girls.
Do you recognise any of these faces ?
Waiting for the Buses at RMIT
For a lot of our first year classes at RMIT we were in an annexe known as Campbells Building on the other side of Victoria St. Here is Campbells Building
in an earlier time but looking much the same as it was when we were there. In fact apart from the cars, it didn’t look much different. In those days air conditioning
was unheard of, in summer they opened the windows to let in some air along with the traffic noise and brewery smells.
Even when we weren't at RMIT we still needed to study. These blokes were enjoying the rare Melbourne sunshine. The one on the right appears to be using an early model cellular phone
It was always a challenge to find surroundings conducive to good study
When we weren't studying there were always shoes to be cleaned. Here is Gronk applying a spit polish watched by Gareh, Rock Ape and Tom.
Sometimes things got dirty
Aw ! c'mon now fellas. You didn't have to do that.
Occasionally we were able to
relax in our spacious rooms, but only after the washing was
is Hut 387 Room 13.
Who was the Occupant ?
Schmitty and Morassi polishing the floor when the polisher was U/S
There were war games as well. Here is a group ready to take on the world at Lake Mountain.
Skull, Dallas and Errol solving the world’s problems while at Lake Mountain
There were always ablutions duties to attend to
And some things were more urgent than others
But most of the time we managed to have fun, one of the many water fights between 20 and 21 course where all available resources were utilised
In 3rd year drinking was actually legal under certain conditions